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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 1, 2006 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

You're welcome. But of course malt whisky is like women and music - you find out what you like yourself - whatever anyone else says.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

Rob: After reading a book of short stories by Steve Earle, I've developed a fascination with Absinthe. Probably some of the Copenhagen cruise folks have experienced, but I'm curious about it's prevalence in general across the pond. Not to mention effect and brand recommendations.

PS: There's some mighty fine boutique bourbons over this way that might get your attention as well.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

Earl, I've never tried absinthe myself, though I've looked at that green liquid and wondered a time or two... I'm intrigued by the Steve Earle stories - is that the 'Guitar Town' Steve Earle?

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

Same Steve Earle...published a book of short stories named "Doghouse Roses." Not a literary classic, but a quick read and I was interested, just based on the source. The Absinthe short story was especially entertaining given Steve's checkered history with sobriety. (It made me very thirsty.)

Absinthe is outlawed in the states, but can be ordered on line from various sources...google it and you'll find dedicated discussion boards on the subject. It appears fairly expensive, especially for premium brands...so I've been hesitant to pull the trigger and secure some.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

It seems to be available here for around £25-35 a bottle which would be what? $50-60? Maybe I should put it on my Christmas list eh? I'll look out for the Earle stories - I'd be interested to have a flick through at least.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

I would almost guarantee that once you read that particular story, you'll give it a try. Of course, the powers of suggestion work awfully well when someone is a willing subject. Like me.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 1, 2006 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trouble with you is the trouble with me...

Hey Earl - a buddy of mine had the same fascination and aquired some when in Mexico. Got way wasted and ended up hugging the porcelein god and passing out on the bathroom floor. I wasn't there but I bet I could of out drank him : )